- Oct 10, 1999
<< The Quotable Harry Browne: on Abortion
"There is nothing in the Constitution authorizing the
federal government to deal with abortion in any way. The
federal government shouldn't subsidize it, encourage it
discourage it, or prohibit it. And it shouldn't try to
overrule whatever the people in any given state decide to
do about it."
"Government doesn't work. It doesn't protect adults on
the streets. It doesn't protect children in the schools.
Why should we think it's capable of protecting unborn
"Given the government's record with the War on Poverty
and the War on Drugs, we can assume that a War on
Abortion would lead within five years to men having
The Most Contentious Issue Of Our Time
Abortion is one of the most contentious issues of our
time. Both sides have understandable positions --
whether a revulsion at government's continuing intrusion
into personal decisions or a concern for the children yet
to be born.
Until science can demonstrate otherwise, I must
assume that life begins at conception. Thus I believe
abortion is wrong -- very wrong.
But I also believe that the federal government should
never overstep the bounds of its constitutional authority.
The Constitution grants the federal government no
authority to legislate against common crimes -- murder,
theft, and so on. In fact, only three crimes are mentioned
in the Constitution: treason, piracy, and counterfeiting.
And so I must oppose the idea of having a federal law
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